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Paul First Nation members want chief, council removed – Global

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2015483 Views

November 25, 2015

Members of the Paul First Nation west of Edmonton are calling on the federal minister of indigenous affairs to remove their chief and council from office.

The First Nation is also suing Chief Casey Bird for breach of trust and negligence, claiming he sold off a parcel of land for a fraction of its value.

“You’ve been betrayed, dishonesty, as a result of that incompetence,” elder Nelson Adams told band members Sunday.

The group of about 30 voted unanimously to remove Bird.

A statement of claim filed in court alleges Bird sold off about 628 acres of the band’s land for $1, when its assessed value is nearly $1.8 million.

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